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Focus (Medicine: Doctor-Patient Communication) #635736

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 08, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(New York: Betty Rollin) The importance of doctor-patient communication examined; scenes shown from a University of Pennsylvania training sessions for physicians. [University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Max PATTERSON - cites the need to listen to patients.] [Cancer patient Lois COHEN - praises Patterson's attentiveness.] [At American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, oncologist Dr. Robert BUCKMAN - comments on treatment.] [Beth Israel Medic al Center Dr. Stewart FLEISHMAN - comments.] [Colon cancer patient Ellen SCHNEIER - says her doctor would not call her back and showed no compassion.]

Rollin, Betty;
Seigenthaler, John

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